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    Monday, December 11, 2017
    Our Holiday Party last week was enjoyed by close to 200 guests making it one of our best parties of the year! We are so grateful to our partners in the event, AIA SF, our amazing hosts, Glass Concepts and our generous sponsors, Loewen.   We raised $1,310.00 for the ROP Construction Education Technology Class and Lowen has generously offered to match it for a grand total of $2,620.00! THANK YOU ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Event Related, Human Interest
    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    Marin County Office of Education is partnering with the Marin Building and Construction Trades Council to help promote their Trades Introduction Program (TIP) which will be starting at the Indian Valley College campus in 2018.  This pre-apprentice course is offered regionally with a different North Bay location each semester.    Interested adults, 18 years of age, who want to learn about a trade ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Event Related, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Education and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   While you can get many things on the web, some exceptions remain. With economic growth comes new opportunity for contractors. One new venture ‘flushes’ out an answer on the difference between selling and installing as a contractor, another discovers he can ‘do business as’ usual with a small addition to his license…  Q:  I currently have a ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training, General News Article
    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Objective: To provide an overview of cold stress factors, preventive measures, symptoms, and first aidHere's a link to download the complete training short in EnglishHere's a link to download the complete training short in Spanish
    Categories: Education and Training, General News Article
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    We are The Away Station, a 501c3 social profit corporation reclaiming building materials for reuse to save them from landfills.  We make them available at significant savings versus buying new.  We work with contractors, developers and homeowners to deconstruct rather than demolish these useful materials. Contact us if you need professional information or advice in planning your deconstruction.  ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Green Building - Sustainability, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    Welcome to the SR 37 Improvement Survey!   Your state, regional and local transportation agencies are working together to improve safety and mobility along SR 37.   Your survey responses will help us better understand:  - How you travel SR 37,  - Where improvements are needed, and  - If there is support for alternative funding sources so improvements can be completed on a shorter ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Community
    Friday, December 01, 2017
    The 2018 Cornerstone program is just around the corner! This is the only industry program that provides all of these exclusive benefits, all year long:Unbeatable Discounts +Premium Event Tickets +Company Name Recognition +Use of Marin Event Facility +Exclusive Leadership Outings +Critical Support of our Advocacy Efforts +Business Exposure, Marketing and much More... Click to View Levels ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, Fun Facts, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Thursday, November 30, 2017
    NEW CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2018Like clockwork, each fall season in our beautiful state of California brings with it a flurry of legislative activity where Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature typically enact numerous laws that make being an employer in California a little harder and more complicated.  The fall of 2017 proved to be no exception.  California employment law ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research, Community, Education and Training, Human Interest
    Thursday, November 30, 2017
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   While Capitol Services has assisted contractors for more than 30 years and authored more than a thousand Q/A columns, what is old is also new again. Welcome to those of you who are new readers. A reminder about many of the complex rules contractors must work under is always helpful for many including those with low numbers or those still ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education and Training
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft, a leader in solar and clean energy system design and installation, has appointed Ted Walsh to serve as Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Walsh, who formerly served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at SolarCraft, takes the helm to guide the company’s strategic direction and fulfil the company’s mission of delivering the highest value solar and clean energy ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Sunday, November 26, 2017
    Plan Ahead: Have a Procedure in Place for Quick Response and RecoveryPresented by George Petersen Insurance Agency If your facility goes up in flames tomorrow how quickly will your organization respond? How quickly will regular business resume?Here's a link to download the complete training short in EnglishHere's a link to download the complete training short in Spanish
    Categories: Education and Training
    Sunday, November 26, 2017
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Like landing a plane a hopeful new Qualifier gets the ‘waive’ off before crashing in this first ‘test’ question.  Getting a new license, and an exam waiver has been a frequent inquiry, but like all rules there is almost always an exception, including those specifically for LLC’s as we are reminded here…     Q:  In 2014 you helped one ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training, General News Article
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
      County career center for job seekers and businesses is now CareerPoint MARIN San Rafael, CA –  The Marin Employment Connection (MEC), operated by the Marin Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has launched a new brand and website under the name CareerPoint MARIN to better serve a wider range of job seekers and businesses with employment and training services. CareerPoint MARIN is ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    With Gratitude We Celebrate Our Cornerstone PartnersIn the spirit of this beautiful Thanksgiving Season, we would like to celebrate our wonderful Cornerstone Partners for their incredible generosity and dedication to Marin Builders Association. Their annual commitment helps provide the resources necessary to reach our goals and maintain our mission. We would not be the association we are today ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Cornerstone Partner News, Fun Facts
    Sunday, November 19, 2017
    Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are passionate about helping the victims of the Northern California Wildfires. How does a family rebound from a catastrophe such as the wildfires in the Santa Rosa, Sonoma and Napa areas? The aftermath of any disaster, while devastating, provides an opportunity for communities to reimagine their future and start anew.  Visit The Wagstaff + Rogers Architects Blog ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Education and Training, Green Building - Sustainability, Permits
    Friday, November 17, 2017
    Presented by George Petersen Insurance Agency Objective: To create awareness of the process of job hazard analyses and their importance to Behavior-Based SafetyLink to download complete training short in EnglishLink to download complete training short in Spanish
    Categories: Education and Training
    Friday, November 10, 2017
    Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are passionate about relationships with our clients. As professionals we have a responsibility to coach our clients about the architect's role and responsibility as well as the design and construction process. Cultivating an environment of education fosters trust, creates good communication, relieves frustration, and builds successful relationships with our clients. A ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Cornerstone Partner News, Education and Training, General News Article, Marin Home Resource Guide
    Friday, November 10, 2017
    We're committed to providing timely and valuable resources for our members, our neighbors and our community. Please feel free to send us any useful links you've come across. We will be continuously updating our resources as the recovery and rebuilding process begins across the North Bay.CLEAN UP*NEW*LINK to updates on Clean Up Procedures, Training Needs and more from Northern California ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    In accordance with the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting (CUPCCA) procedure, various public entities are soliciting vendor submissions to pre-qualify contractors for upcoming public works projects within the CUPCCA limits. All interested licensed contractors are invited to submit the necessary forms for inclusion on the list of qualified bidders for informal bidding for all ...read more
    Categories: Project Bid Requests, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, November 06, 2017
    2017 Liens & Completions Reports Download complete reports below:01.06.1701.13.1701.20.1701.27.1702.10.1702.17.1702.24.1703.03.1703.10.1703.17.1703.24.1704.14.1704.21.1704.28.1705.05.1705.19.1705.26.1706.02.1706.09.1706.16.1706.23.1706.30.1707.07.1707.14.1707.21.1707.28.1708.04.1708.11.1708.18.1709.01.1709.08.1709.15.1709.22.1709.29.17
    Categories: Tax Liens and Completions
    Monday, November 06, 2017
    The Nominating Committee, in accordance the association Bylaws, recently submitted a slate of individuals for election as new directors(3) and officers(5) of the Marin Builders Association beginning in January 2018.  The current Board of Directors unanimously approved this slate at the September 26 Board meeting.  The following individuals are nominated for these Board positions in ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    John Busick created Workglue.com out of necessity. His goal was to simplify the management of his company, Bob Kunst Painting, while he was out in the field.  Workglue.com does just that! It is a startup customer relations management software for small businesses such as painters, landscapers, roofers, home health services or any type of company that sends workers out job-to-job and needs to keep ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Monday, October 23, 2017
    The new Marin Remodelers Forum (MRF), a program developed and managed by the Marin Builders Association kicked off with a full house on Wednesday, October 18th in San Rafael. A wide variety of nearly 60 industry professionals gathered to meet, network, connect, and discuss the new Marin Remodelers Forum, it's direction and the expansion of the Marin Remodelers Forum program in 2018.           ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, October 05, 2017
    This program was adopted by the board of directors as part of the 2017 Business Plan and has been the focus of our recent advocacy efforts. The vision is a program that will help simplify and improve the permitting process for contractors, businesses and homeowners as well as many of the forward looking building and planning departments across Marin. We recently accomplished one of our major ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    The program will help simplify and improve the permitting process for contractors, businesses and homeowners as well as many of the forward looking building and planning departments across Marin. We recently accomplished another one of our major action items in the Permit Simplicity business plan: Conducted a Survey on Customer Satisfaction at Local Planning and Building Departments  - We had ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Monday, August 28, 2017
    Marin Economic Forum Hires New CEO Robin Sternberg, CEO, Marin Economic Forum By Adrian Rodriguez, Marin Independent Journal A local expert on economic development and job growth strategies has been selected to lead the Marin Economic Forum as its fourth chief executive officer since 2011. Robin Sternberg, a 54-year-old Kentfield resident, has been named CEO of the San Rafael nonprofit, a ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Community, Human Interest, Press Release, Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Marin Builders working behind the scenes for our members.SB 1254 – Unlicensed ContractorsProperty owners can be held liable for injuries to uninsured workers and the Contractors' License Board (CSLB) has no direct authority to intervene. This bill gives the CSLB the tools they need to fight unlicensed contractors by providing the Registrar with the authority to issue administrative Stop Work ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    INTRODUCING OUR NEW ONLINE PLAN SERVICE We are excited to report that the Marin Builders Association has joined forces with 16 of the best builders exchanges across California. Together, we have decades of local plan room experience and new resources to bring you the most comprehensive plan service available. The GOLDEN STATE PLAN SERVICEIS THE SINGLE LARGEST CONSOLIDATED PROJECT NETWORK ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, General News Article, Project Bid Requests, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education and Training, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Monday, June 26, 2017
    Click below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the County of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Belvedere, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael and Tiburon. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause at ...read more
    Categories: Permits, Permits - Marin County
    Click here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and McLennonlaw.com
    Categories: General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions, Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Click here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders  Association and Board member Dan McLennon.
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions
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